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User Reviews for Methocarbamol

Also known as: Robaxin, Robaxin-750, Skelex, Carbacot

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Summary of Methocarbamol reviews 6.1 214 reviews

Reviews for Methocarbamol

Jo Di · Taken for less than 1 month July 14, 2019

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "The other night I had hurt my back and hip! I felt it pop and I instantly started screaming! My bf took me to an urgent care center! The dr there was very nice and I felt comfortable with him. I told him what happened. He did some physical exam and wanted me to see an orthopedic. It just so happens I hurt it Friday night. So he prescribed me Percocet 5/325 and 500mg Robaxin. I told him I was in opioid recovery for almost 6 years and would like to just try the Robaxin. He said ok, but was going to send the script for the Percocet just in case. He only prescribed me 4 of them but I still didn’t want to take a chance even though it hurt so bad! I took 2 Robaxin when I got home. It eased the pain a decent amount. It is now Sunday I’ve been taking 1-2 tablets every 8-12 hours and I’m not in pain at all. I’m going to see the orthopedic on Tuesday and the perc script is still sitting at the pharmacy!"

Disc pain · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 5, 2019

For Opiate Withdrawal: "I was prescribed tramadol and started taking it for back pain and then months after dosage increased by my doctor. I recently read up on the dangers of long term use and I am a longtime condition patient, since my discs aren't popping back in place themselves and being on medicaid. I am not wanting to be hooked on any opiates, I would rather feel the pain. So. . . . I quit cold Turkey and like others the worst symptoms are the muscles spasms in my biceps, thighs, and calves mainly and tied for worst is NOT BEING ABLE SLEEP SUCKS SO BADLY. I am yawning and feeling like I should sleep but a part of my brain is like no you're staying awake. But I found a earlier prescribed bottle of methacarbamol after finding it and reading this webpage. Thank you to all other contributors. The methacarbamol kicked in in under 20 minutes it seemed. Muscles spasms gone and gonna try for that long awaited sleep. Goodnight everybody."

Dg · Taken for less than 1 month June 29, 2019

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "I took this for several days. Took at 8 pm, 6 am still wide awake and still in pain. So not only was I in horrible pain, I was trying to function with no sleep. Got a different med that worked. New Dr (military), prescribed it again. I told her it didn't work. But had to prove it. Took it again. Same thing. It kept me up all night and didn't help the pain."

mlickle · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 21, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: "I take Robaxin for body pain (suspected fibromyalgia) and migraine headaches. I maybe take it 8 times a month. I'm very sensitive to medications, so I started with 250mg (half a 500mg pill) and it turned me into a paperweight for 6 hours. No pain, just sleep. I woke up feeling unrested. Since that first time, I stick with a low dose of 125mg (500mg pill quartered), which takes the edge off of body pain and migraine pain. It seems to take a long time to kick in --30-45 minutes or so, but then it's great. No high, slight drowsiness, much less pain. With body pain, it makes the difference between a day in bed and a day up and doing low key things. With a migraine, it makes it possible to veg out to a TV show instead of just stay in total darkness."

speedracer · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 4, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: "My dentist prescribed this drug for my severe TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction) attacks. It works great when the attacks occur in the night. I even get attacks while wearing a night guard. Attacks usually are rare unless there is extreme stress on any given day. I only take a pill when I get an attack which is about 4 to 5 a month. The drug takes about ten minutes to kick in, which is much better than the 30+ minutes it takes for the attack to subside without the drug. The pain associated with a TMJ attack is utterly excruciating. Imagine how painful a charlie horse is in your calf or foot, then imagine it could take 30+ minutes for the pain to go away. A TMJ attack is a charlie horse in the jaw, you can't walk it off."

Syl · Taken for 10 years or more March 20, 2019

For Muscle Spasm: "I've been using methocarbamol for many years for my I suffer from fibromyalgia, arthritis, stenosis and pinched, bulging nerves and it helps. I don't feel any side effects and it is not addictive. I only take it when ibuprophen doesn't work. I can also take them together. I have to be consistent with it in order to feel relief. It is not a miracle drug. It does help with the spasms."

mommywoman · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 16, 2019

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "I haven't taken this too long. I know enough that this like many drugs, are not magic pills. I have spinal stenosis due to 3 herniated disks and degenerative disk disease. I also have fibromyalgia. My doctor cut my opioids back to 3 morphine a day, the lowest possible dose all because of the CDC and DEA. When I took the higher dose of opioids (which were increased over a long period of time), my pain was better controlled. Although this doesn't make me sleepy, I can't honestly say it does much for me, if anything. I also take gabapentin for nerve pain which helps me quite a bit. Not all meds work for everyone. First time I took it, I took it with my gabapentin and morphine. Won't do that again. Made me very, very dizzy and loopy and had to go to bed. And I have a high tolerance for meds. Now I can take any 2 of my meds at a time, just not all 3. Insurance doesn't cover it."

Aunna · Taken for 10 years or more January 27, 2019

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "I have taken Methocarbamol for 20 years and it's the only muscle relaxant I can take. It's the only one that doesn't have side effects for me. It's the best muscle relaxant I have ever taken, and I've tried all of them. I wish it wasn't so expensive though, and I can't figure out why it is. A lot more people would take it if it wasn't so expensive!! It doesn't cause drowsiness, headaches, blurred vision, heart palpitations, and I don't have side effects from the other medicines I take, and I take some that's on the list that says side effects."

Norelief · Taken for less than 1 month December 19, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: "Been taking religiously for two weeks for a torn muscle or ligament in my back. Only helps with the super soft spasms. Anything over mild tic isn't touched. I got three of the listed side effects. Diarrhea (from day one), chest pain(week two) and headaches(week two). Doctor is going to give me something else."

MrPoopyPants · Taken for less than 1 month October 23, 2018

For Opiate Withdrawal: "I've hidden my Oxy addiction for about a year and decided I'd had enough. Someone decided to crash into me whilst on my motorcycle and my back has been in bits since. I've gone to the doc for my back and he's prescribed me Robaxin. I came home to research the drug and BOOM. Its used for Opiate withdrawal. Winner Does it help with the depression side of withdrawal????"

Thrilled2Pieces · Taken for less than 1 month July 20, 2018

For Not Listed / Other: "After suffering with what I thought was a toothache for over two weeks, a second xray and more thorough exam found a very old case of TMJD had "gone bad." After the first dentist visit, he had me taking three naproxen sodium capsules three times a day. I could tell the minute it started to wear off, but at least it was effective and gave me some deep rest. This medicine was prescribed (methocarbam, 2000 mg every 6 hours on the day I was diagnosed, then 1500 mg three x a day til gone {he prescribed 90!!}) addles my mind and offers no relief through sleep. When asked if it helped with the pain, I had to answer I had no idea. I didn't hurt (or did I?) but by this morning, I was so sleep deprived, I felt drunk. And the taste (pills are mammoth--chalky and bitter) is absolutely awful. I cannot swallow them fast enough not to get a hit of its acrid and long-lasting flavor. I am going back on the naproxen while I get ready for treatment."

Me · Taken for 1 to 2 years July 5, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: "I broke my neck and injured my back about 17 years ago! My primary care really didn’t do anything. Finally I saw an orthopedic specialist found that I broke my back and my neck I have been paralyzed for over a year . From my neck to my toes, I had been on opiates Norco to OxyContin and Oxsee fast 80 mg tablets four times a day and soma and a whole bunch of other medications. Then I found a neurosurgeon and a orthopedic surgeon and they did surgery on my neck I learn to walk again but still had severe pain. To this day I deal with severe pain and muscle spasm is horribly painful ! I went to a detox hospital and got off soma , oxie and norco! They gave me morphine ! ? Any way methacarbamol helps, but when I have really bad spasms not so helpful !"

Gizzyliz · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 6, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: "These did nothing for me. I was taking 1000mg 4x a day. Just took my first dose of 1500mg. Maybe that will help some, but I'm not holding out much hope."

muscle spasm · Taken for less than 1 month May 17, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: "The list of side effects was enough to make throw the medication out."

Bupthegog · Taken for less than 1 month May 13, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: "This drug made me feel sick to my stomach, dizzy and nauseated continually (like carsick). I felt very little symptom relief. It was not my favorite muscle relaxant I have ever taken."

Talulie · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 9, 2018

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "Pulled my lower abdominal muscles working. These work great for the spasms I've been experiencing. I take one 750mg robaxin and 800mg of ibuprofen. It takes about 2.5 hours to fully kick in but then I'm good for 6-7 hours. At the 8 hour mark the spasms are back in full force and I repeat the medicine."

Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month March 13, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: "Moderate but not as good as soma"

Marcus March 3, 2018

For Opiate Withdrawal: "I was taking 15mg oxycodone for about two years or a little more than that. My withdrawal (WD) I did alone. No one ever knew I was on them. It was really tough the first week. But robaxin and clonidin helped me with the WD. Doing it alone and having no one to talk to about it was difficult. I never wanted anyone to know. When I got clean I was able to tell a close friend that help me a whole lot. I've been clean for about 4 weeks. And as much as I would love to have the oxycodone I'm being good. I take BC powder when I feel aches it helps me with the WD I hope this helps at least someone."

IrishEyesNYC · Taken for less than 1 month February 17, 2018

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "Prolonged virus (5+ days) caused the worst fibromyalgia flare-up I've had in 10 years. My symptoms worsened with each day that passed: deep, all-over body aches; swollen & inflamed joints; stomach pain with intestinal cramping. Not to be gross, but I had constant flatulence and loose bowel movements. I worried that taking Robaxin 500 mg with Lyrica 225 mg would be too sedating...what if there was an emergency, and I couldn't respond to save my disabled son & myself? My doctor assured me that I could react to a smoke detector or help him if he had a seizure...but not to drive. Within two hours of taking both meds, I felt the tension slowly leaving my muscles; I fell asleep & woke up to a sound outside; was able to go back to sleep quickly. Still have a dull headache and widespread pain, but no "hangover" feeling. I think Advil 400 mg can get me through my day. I hope the Robaxin will help me to get sufficient relief & sleep to return to work in two days."

J H C F February 14, 2018

For Muscle Spasm: "I don't think this stuff works at all, it just makes me feel kinda drowsy, the muscles and back / neck / shoulder still hurt, still spasm, nothing at all has changed, and if I stop taking them I start having like, blinding headaches and flashes of light in my vision, even the doc says that wouldn't happen, but it does. I have actually noticed that since I started taking this I'm having A LOT more issues with other areas of my body, like I'm having leg cramps, and my neck suddenly hurts a lot more often, also my muscles just feel weird, once I'm off this stuff I'm never using it again."

Stop those spasms February 6, 2018

Robaxin (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "Works for my neck and back muscle spasms, and seems to really help spasms in colon (I have microscopic colitis, which can feel like a wringer-washer inside), and maybe even helped settle down the esophagal spams. Started off with extra-strength, then as felt little better, switched to regular strength. Less side effects with lower dose. I already take a med with acetaminophen in it, so was happy to find a med that was straight robaxin, without the added acetaminophen."

RayeAngela1 January 9, 2018

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "I had a Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted a few months ago, after failed surgical back syndrome, from surgery number 4. During my recovery I was given Robaxin 750. Though the implant was a huge success for me, the muscle spasms and skeletal pain were still there in places. The Robaxin makes my shoulders, and lower muscles feel so much better. I plan to ask my PCP to carry on with the medication. I see no problems since it's not an opioid, narcotic, or addicting. Some people it will help, and some it wont. I have had no side effects or reactions."

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 20, 2017

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "This medicine is not any good for Fibromyalga, I take 750mg 6 pills a day. I wouldn't recommend this medicine for fibromyalga....."

Dorch November 15, 2017

Robaxin-750 (methocarbamol) for Muscle Spasm: "I have been taking this medication for about 3 months now, hoping something will change and it will start to help me, but it's not. I've also been taking ibuprofen along with it. But I still have a lot of pain. My right hip is so much worse then the left. All I want is relief. Even a little bit, I would rejoice."

Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month November 12, 2017

For Muscle Spasm: "I found methocarbamol to be extremely helpful dealing with severe muscle spasms. I've tried other muscle relaxants from valium, too many side effects, to flexaril, not helpful. It's reassuring to know there is something that will help the next time!"

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